[Haifux] [W2l] New "Welcome to Linux" Series

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 01:26:37 MSD 2008

2008/8/16 Orr Dunkelman <orr.dunkelman at gmail.com>:
> OK Haifuxers,
> here is a short discussion that has to be done before Rami's talk - do
> we want to have a W2L event in haifa this year?

I would recommend a campain as opposed to an event. The campain would
be on two fronts:
1) Getting people ready for Linux: Switching to FOSS cross-platform
software even on Windows (OOo, Thunderbird and Firefox in particular)
2) Getting Linux ready for people: writing to software makers
(Solidworks in particular) and asking about Linux or Wine 1.0
compatible versions.

> Any other discussions about what is going to be in it, are sort of
> giving gas in neutral if there are no people to carry out the
> talks/ads.
> So I will give points in favor:
> * It's good to have a short series of a few talks introducing Linux -
> raises awareness, and helps people to get into Linux.

Do this one-on-one with your friends, not in a lecture.

> * This is a forum to let people know of the future possibilities.
> * A good place to "recruit" new club members.
> Some points against:
> * A lot of work (usually the PR).
> * Should be very careful in the W2L not to discourage people (no
> attacks on Microsoft, no internal jokes - people will get the wrong
> impression).
> * This year, the students are going to be still stressed with all the
> artifacts of the last strike, so attendance will be slightly lower
> than expected.

Especially in Haifa: the Technion only this week finished classes from
spring semester, and is now going into Moed A tests.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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